Jahn Robert Payne of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Hemet, California on January 23, 1960 to Lester W. and Mary E. (Crockett) Payne and passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the age of 60 years.
He grew up and attended school in Idyllwild, California and went to work as a young man, building houses with his dad.
After his dad passed away Jahn came back to Missouri in 1979.
He was employed with Meramec Group for 18 years.
Jahn married Daisy Nash on July 3, 1987.
He eventually began working with (Esselte) Tops and at the time of his passing had been with them for 24 years.
Jahn loved technology and working with computers. He also enjoyed playing in pool tournaments.
In his later years, he liked to garden and drive his Pinzgauer. He was always willing to help anyone he could and never met a stranger. Jahn will be remembered by his loved ones and closest friends as being intelligent, a jokester, super kind and compassionate.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Mary Payne.
He is survived by his wife, Daisy Payne of Bourbon, Missouri; two daughters, Kim Pyles and husband David of Sullivan, Missouri and Angie Thomas and husband William of Bourbon, Missouri; his dog, Sammy, also known as his “favorite daughter”; six grandchildren, Kelsey Payne, Seth Gillespey, Blake Thomas, Karter King, Henry and Jim Pyles; two brothers, James Payne of Cuba, Missouri and John Payne and wife Susan of Hemet, California; four sisters, Linda Gatch and husband Adam of Salem, Oregon, Sue Lahmann and husband Daxton, Mary Jane Stout and husband Mike, all of Cuba, Missouri and Virginia “Boody” Forester and husband Dennis of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Dennis Nash and wife Mary Lou of Bonne Terre, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Cremation arrangements have taken place.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the Harney Mansion in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.